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the KWH iPad Show #15 πŸ’œ the yarnbombing flower power of “knitting guy” Bryan

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Hello & Welcome
to my 15th episodeΒ of the
KWH iPad Show!

Today’s feature yields the right of way
to roadside yarn bombing & brighter days πŸ™‚

stop sign flower website

Leaf it to yarn-bombers to put
a creative stop to traffic, right?!? πŸ™‚

Having seen photos of this leafy stop sign hundreds of times online,Β I finally stopped to dig upΒ its original source.

It’s called the “Stop Sign FlowerΒ designed by Bryan aka “knitting guy” in California,Β between 2011-2012. The stop sign street art eventually bloomed into a Clairmont neighbourhood bouquet of 100 signs! Bryan,Β with a little help from his yarnbombing friends, “planted” the stop sign flowers… one traffic-stopping corner at a time πŸ™‚ And that’s how theΒ stop sign flower garden flourished, until city officials put a stop to the fibrously fun floral foliage 😦 Perhaps you were there to stop and “smell” the signsΒ in person?

DIY instructions areΒ posted at Bryan’s website, along with photos from others who have made stop sign flowers in their own cities. Watch news videoΒ or read local media linksΒ Β for more info.

Yarnbombing is a public art form. SomewhatΒ similar to vandalism, but in a more community-minded, beautification effort sort of way. Yarnbombers enjoy creating fibrous cozies for virtually any-shaped stationary surface. The yarny street art is generally well-received by the public’s warm ‘n fuzzy heart πŸ™‚

Here are a few more roadside yarn-bombing photos, which I’ve already shared on my Knitting With Heart facebook page. And here’s hoping that the next time you’re stuck in trafficβ€”looking for a signβ€”you’ll have the good fortune of driving alongΒ the likesΒ of these creative road sign designs!

Introducing… my Bramble❀tini Heart knitting pattern

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Traffic stops canΒ be fun!Β β™₯ Jackie